I enjoyed Can't Slow Down, loved Through Being Cool, loved Stay What You Are. I also somewhat enjoyed In Reverie but honestly haven't listened to anything from them since that album (so I missed the last 3 albums).
Having said that, I bought this album today after reading this and his voice sounds almost NOTHING like the other 4 albums I have. It will take a little to sink in but I seriously thought my copy of the album was messed up or something haha. First listen through was kinda "meh" for me :(
I will certainly give it several more chances though because I loved them years ago.
haha I can only imagine how your reaction to his voice was if the last STD record you listened to was In Reverie. That's kind of funny.